Two civilians killed in a blast of IED of unknown origin in north Idlib on December 23

Two men, named as Asem al Halabi and Muhammad Mestou were killed when an IED of so-far unknown origin placed in a car exploded behind al Namaa gas station near Bab al Hawa crossing at the Syrian- Turkish border in the northern suburbs of Idlib governorate on December 23, 2020. SNHR is still trying to contact witnesses and survivors to obtain more details of the incident.
SNHR condemns all attacks of this nature which target and kill civilians in a brutal and indiscriminate manner and calls on the governing forces in each area to bear responsibility for protecting civilians in the areas under their control, and to conduct investigations into all such incidents and reveal their findings to the public. Stability will not be achieved in Syria without achieving a political transition towards democracy implemented according to a strict timetable.